Lake Lothing Third Crossing takes another step forward

Suffolk County Council is pleased to announce the next major milestone in the construction of the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft.

On 13 July 2018, the formal planning application for this much needed bridge has been delivered to the government’s Planning Inspectorate. Last month, the Suffolk County Council Cabinet considered the results of the public consultation and decided unanimously to make the submission.

Countless boxes and files have been handed over, following close work with councils, residents, businesses and local communities to understand what is important to those who may be affected.

Councillor Matthew Hicks, Leader of the Council and cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure, said: “Today marks another important stage of bringing the new Lake Lothing Third Crossing to Lowestoft. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this huge infrastructure project so far, for taking the time to talk to us and supporting us along the way. I was delighted to report to our Cabinet that an overwhelming 96% of those who responded, said they want the bridge. We will deliver it.”

Cllr Mark Bee, leader of Waveney District Council, said: “This project is of great significance to Lowestoft, Waveney and the East of England. I’m looking forward to many residents and businesses benefiting from the crossing and the easing of traffic going through the town.”

Waveney MP Peter Aldous, said: “We are now one step closer to contributing to the regeneration of Lowestoft. I’m confident that when then crossing is complete, the town and local area will benefit from the economic development that the crossing will bring.”

The Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to consider the application for acceptance. If accepted, an examination in public will be carried out by the planning inspectors later this year.